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Ramp and Lane Closures, Traffic Delays on I-95 in Philadelphia This Week

Travel restrictions, including the continuous closure of the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 95 north next weekend, are scheduled on I-95 for construction at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges and for installation of overhead electronic message signs at two locations in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said.

The operations are associated with projects under construction to improve the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges and reconstruct and widen adjoining sections of I-95. The messages signs are being installed as part of the Girard Avenue Interchange contract.

The upcoming work schedule is:

• Through Saturday, October 8, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, northbound and southbound I-95 will be reduced from three lanes to two from 8:00 PM to midnight, then from two lanes to one from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM the following morning between the Bridge Street and Academy Road interchanges for installation sign structures;

• Through Saturday, October 8, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the I-95 north off-ramp to Cottman Avenue (Route 73) will be closed periodically for paving on the northbound side of I-95. Motorists will be detoured north on I-95 to the exit at the Academy Road Interchange, then right on Linden Avenue, and right on State Road to Cottman Avenue (Route 73);

• Through Thursday, October 6, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed periodically from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for drainage work. Motorists will be detoured north on State Road, then left on Linden Avenue, then right on the ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road Interchange;

• On Monday, October 3, through Sunday, October 9, I-95 north will be reduced from three lanes to two between the Essington and Bartram Avenue interchanges, in the vicinity of Philadelphia International Airport, from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM for installation of an overhead message sign;

• On Monday, October 3, through Sunday, October 9, I-95 south will be reduced from three through lanes to two between the Bridge Street and Allegheny Avenue interchanges from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM for installation of an overhead message sign; and

• From 8:00 PM Friday, October 7, to 5:00 AM Monday, October 10, — the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed to complete the installation of a new sewer line that runs under Princeton Avenue, remove the temporary sewer bypass line that was installed during construction, and reconstruct Princeton Avenue east of State Road at the base of the entrance ramp. Motorists may access I-95 north by going north on State Road, right on Bleigh Avenue, then right on Milnor Street to the on-ramp, or follow the detour north on State Road, left on Linden Avenue, then right on the ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road Interchange. This weekend-long operation was scheduled to occur this weekend, but it was postponed due to inclement weather.

In addition, Aramingo Avenue will be closed between Girard Avenue and Delaware Avenue from 10:00 PM Friday, October 7, to 5:00 AM Saturday, October 8, for installation of beams for the new I-95 north viaduct that is under construction between Ann Street and Palmer Street.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work zones. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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